News Release

Friday, December 5, 2014

NIH I-Corps entrepreneurial training pilot program showcases results


Nineteen teams participating in the National Institutes of Health I-Corps team training pilot program (PDF - 236KB) will present their business models for their small business innovation research (SBIR)-funded technologies. The program, modeled after the successful National Science Foundation I-Corps program, provides scientists with real-world, immersive entrepreneurship training to help them develop viable business models for commercializing new and emerging technologies for the detection, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease.


  • Michael Weingarten, Director, National Cancer Institute Small Business Innovation Research Development Center
  • Andrew Kurtz, Team Leader, NCI SBIR Development Center
  • Steve Blank, Lead Instructor, NIH I-Corps Pilot Program


Interviews will be scheduled upon request between 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. ET on Wednesday, December 10, 2014.   Reporters are also invited to view the participant presentations during this time period.


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